We’re excited to announce a new winery in our Portfolio; Domaine de la Roseraie. This domaine focuses on producing all natural wines, and the results are incredible.
After achieving a double Masters in Art History and Archeology as well as Musicology, Julien Petitjean opted for a change in career, as he was eager to reap the physical fruits of his labour. He attended La Viti in Beaune, and has worked for the past 8 years in a number of domaines across the Cote de Nuits.
But so strong was Julien’s belief in biodynamism that he decided to start his own domaine from scratch. In 2012, Julien Petitjean established Domaine de la Roseraie an located his cuverie in Nolay. Today, the domaine has 5.8 ha of vineyards between Puligny Montrachet and Beaune, including the appellations of Bourgogne, Hautes Cotes De Beaune and Beaune.
Julien in the vineyards of Domaine de la Roseraie
The whole vineyard is farmed Biodynamically, with a tendency to look towards nature for advice. Julien works on his own at the estate with the good help of his friend Marie Oceane. While Julien retains natural farming methods for the most part, he does work the soil slightly, through ploughing and mowing.
The Vinification lasts 7 to 10 days. For the Beaune 2015, it was wholecluster all round, which will be the norm for all cuvées in the future.
The wines are then aged in oak barrels for a period of 12 to 30 months, in between 15% to 30% new oak. There are no sulphites added to the wine, despite Julien admitting that if the wine needed any, he would consider it. Neither filtration nor fining take place, allowing for some tartaric precipitation. These wines are serious in style and well worth getting your hands on, if you can, as production is limited.
– Paul Miller